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Star Trek Voyager Episode Guide

4.01 Scorpion (II)

Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Rick Kolbe

Voyager is caught in the middle of a war between the Borg and Species 8472 and their alliance with the Borg brings a new character to the show. Season 4 opens with a terrific conclusion to the story and the introduction of Jeri Ryan as new regular 7 of 9. The Voyager/Borg alliance to defeat species 8472 crumbles, Janeway is injured and Chakotay takes a major role for once. This episode ties in Chakotay's experience in 'Unity' as he links to the Borg collective. 8/10.

4.02 The Gift

Writer: Joe Menosky Director: Anson Williams

As Seven struggles with being disconnected from the Borg, meanwhile Kes says goodbye. Great episode that sees Janeway have outstanding scenes with her old protege, Kes as she leaves, and her new protege - the angry and defiant Seven of Nine. Jeri Ryan spends the episode in ugly prosthetics but is able to overcome that with a great performance as Seven's frustrations with Janeway show. Really good episode. 9/10.

4.03 Day of Honor

Teleplay: Jeri Taylor Director: Jesus Trevino

A Klingon story focussing on B'Elanna that is actually pretty good. B'Ellana is not interested in her Klingon heritage initally, but faces up to thinks thanks to Tom. 7/10.

4.04 Nemesis

Writer: Kenneth Biller Director: Alexander Singer

Chakotay gets a story to himself when he gets involved in a war on a planet where all is not as it seems. HUGE yawn. 4/10.

4.05 Revulsion

Writer: Lisa Klink Director: Kenneth Biller

Very creepy turn from guest star Leland Orser as a human hating hologram, this is as close to horror as Voyager ever got (althought that creepy one with the black&white faces clown guy comes to mind!) B'Ellana and the Doctor are faced with a mystery and a maniac! Very effective chiller. 8/10.

4.06 The Raven

Story: Harry Doc Kloor and Bryan Fuller Writer: Bryan Fuller Director: LeVar Burton

Seven experiences odd flashbacks to her childhood pre-Borg. An interesting look at Seven's past, the first of many episodes focussing on her this year, but Jeri Ryan is not only ravishing to look at, she conveys Seven's iciness but also her vulnerablity so well. 7/10.

4.07 Scientific Method

Story: Sherry Klein and Harry Doc Kloor Teleplay: Lisa Klink Director: David Livingston

Voyager becomes the lab rats for a group of alien scientists. Doc and Seven save the day in a tense and exciting episode. Kate Mulgrew is excellent as an under pressure Janeway trying to force the alien Mengele-like scientists off her ship. 8/10.

4.08 The Year of Hell (I)

Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Allan Kroeker

Brilliant opener as Voyager has its own disaster movie and meets a meglomaniac named Annorax. Time travel episodes can be dodgy but this was an exciting episode as everything goes wrong. 8/10.

4.09 The Year of Hell (II)

Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Director: Mike Vejar

Pretty good part 2, but the actual resolution was a bit disappointing. I hate those "reset" features when the whole thing jsut never happened. Bit like "..and then I woke up and it was all a dream!" endings. However, we got Janeway in a vest going all Bruce Willis, and with scars and everything! Nice to see her butch up! 8/10.

4.10 Random Thoughts

Writer: Kenneth Biller Director: Alexander Singer

On a planet trip, a random violent thought from B'Elana leads to BIG trouble! An interesting Trek type premise about the clash of cultures that this sort of a future would surely be full of. 7/10.

4.11 Concerning Flight

Story: Jimmy Diggs and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Joe Menosky Director: Jesus Salvador

Dull holodeck character Leonardo Da Vinci is back - and alive. So so. 5/10.

4.12 Mortal Coil

Teleplay: Bryan Fuller Director: Allan Kroeker

A decent Neelix story that raises interesting issues about life and death. Typical Roddenberry-type Trek story but one that goes to a pretty dark place. However, these stories rarely leave an impact on a character. Neelix returns to being Mr Perky again and seems to have got over things! Pretty subversive though, as it is basically an episode about the whole idea of an afterlife being a lie. Not a popular opinion for many. 7/10.

4.13 Waking Moments

Director: Alexander Singer Teleplay: Andre Bormanis and Kenneth Biller

Everyone is having bad dreams, in this entertaining reality/dreamworld story. Chakotay gets to be all native American mystical to save the day. 7/10.

4.14 Message in a Bottle

Teleplay: Lisa Klink Director: Nancy Malone

Excellent story featuring the Doctor being beamed to the Alpha quadrant and battling Romulans with another holgraphic doctor who is pricklier than him! Robery Picardo and Andy Dick make a great double act and this is a really fun and entertaining episode. 9/10.

4.15 Hunters

Teleplay: Jeri Taylor Director: David Livingston

The Hirogen are back - and they are nasty. The perspective is often all wrong - they can't seem to make up their minds how big the Hirogen really are, but Tony Todd is always good value and here he gives some character to what have been just vicious killers so far. 8/10.

4.16 Prey

Teleplay: Brannon Braga Director: Allan Eastman

The Hirogen and Species 8472 mix - Voyager is caught in the middle. Notable for a fabulous confrontation between Janeway and Seven about how much freedom from collective decisions Captain Janeway really wants to give Seven after she disobeys Janeway and hands over the alien to the Hirogen to save Voyager. 8/10

4.17 Retrospect

Director: Jesus Salvador Trevino Story: Mark Gaberman and Andrew Shepard Price Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Lisa Klink

Ho-hum story about repressed memories. Seven thinks she has been attacked, but was she? Seems like a bit of a dig at all those stories about people claiming to have been abused and uncovering the truth under hypnosis. Not quite sure what message this episode was trying to get across. 7/10.

4.18 The Killing Game (I)

Director: David Livingstone Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Fun on the holodeck- the crew are in WW2 , occupied France, but it is all a game for the Hirogen hunters who have taken over the ship. Janeway as a Feench resistance cafe owner, Seven as a chanteuse (doing her own singing!) and Roxanne Dawson not having to hide her pregnancy behind bulkheads for once! 9/10.

4.19 The Killing Game (II)

Director: Victor Lobl Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Seven of Nine must lead the revolution! A bit like 'Allo 'Allo without the laughs. The resolution isn't quite as much fun as the set up but this was a strong 2 parter. 8/10.

4.20 Vis-a-Vis

Director: Jesus Salvador Trevino Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty

A Tom Paris story about a body stealing alien that actually works really well. Tom as a character is far more interesting than he was at the start and this one adds a few wrinkles thanks to Steth, the body stealing aline. 7/10.

4.21 The Omega Directive

Director: Victor Lobl Teleplay: Lisa Klink Story: Jimmy Diggs and Steve J. Kay

Seven and Janeway work together to destory a molecule - yes that IS right. An interesting idea, and Seven displays a sense of wonder and awe for almost the first time. She also gets to boss Harry around and set up her own collective. The decision to have Janeway and Seven confront each other in so many ways was a really good one. Despite rumours that the actresses didn't get on too well, their scenes together are always electric. 9/10

4.22 Unforgettable

Director: Andrew J. Robinson Teleplay: Greg Elliot and Michael Perricone

Forgettable Chakotay story. Virginia Madsen guest stars. She shouldn't have bothered. 4/10.

4.23 Living Witness

Teleplay: Bryan Fuller Story: Brannon Braga Director: Tim Russ

Very good story about the Doctor being a living witness 400 years in the future as a race of people uncover the truth about Voyager's role in their history. Thought provoking episode about how history remembers events and I love Kate Mulgrew in black leather gloves! Tim Russ directs and does a great job. 9/10.

4.24 Demons

Writer: Kenneth Biller Story: Andre Bormanis Director: Anson Williams

Not terribly exciting story about a trip to an odd planet that results in erm...something wierd happening! The weird thing is just daft! 5/10.

4.25 One

Teleplay: Jeri Taylor Directed: Kenneth Biller

Seven and the Doctor are the only ones who can save the ship as Voyager travels through a strange nebula. An interesting experience for Seven, having to cope with being alone, but when a strange (and possibly imaginary) visitor appears, she begins to question everything. Excellent performance from Jeri Ryan - one of a string of them this year. 8/10.

4.26 Hope and Fear

Director: Winrich Kolbe Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Story: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Have the crew found a way home? Guest star Ray Wise helps decrypt a Starfleet message that leads to a prototype spaceship that could have them home in months. Too good to be true? Seven and Janeway are once again to the fore in this very enjoyable finale, and there are several fantastic scenes between the two of them showing once again that fascinating relationship. 9/10.

5.01 Night

Director: David Livingston Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Janeway goes nuts! Slightly dull season opener as Voyager goes through an area of sapce that is all empty and Janeway gets depressed. Not for long thoguh, soon the place is swarming with hostiles. Hmm. 6/10

5.02 Drone

Director: Les Landau Teleplay Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Story: Bryan Fuller and Harry Doc Kloor

Seven's nanoprobes mate with the Doctor's holoemitter and a baby Borg is born! Actually a really touching episode as Seven begins the first of several episode that see her be less of Janeway's pupil, making mistakes and taking on maternal roles. Bonds coming up with Naomi, Ichep and the Borg kids. 8/10.

5.03 Extreme Risk

Director: Cliff Bole Teleplay: Kenneth Biller

Torres goes all Klingon wild. Why? Roxann Dawson was so underused on this show! 7/10.

5.04 In the Flesh

Director: David Livingston Teleplay: Nicholas Sagan

Species 8472 want to invade Earth so naturally build a recreation of Starfleet academy to practice being human. Chakotay goes undercover and, oh surprise, surprise, meets an attractive woman! Fun episode but logically, why on earth 8472 would do this...who know?! 7/10

5.05 Once Upon a Time

Director: John Kretchmer Teleplay: Michael Taylor

Holodeck? Can't remember. Naomi Wildman, the holodeck and Flotter. Yes, one to forget. 5/10.

5.06 Timeless

Director: LeVar Burton Teleplay: Rick Berman and Joe Menosky and Brannon Braga

100th episode and a really good one. Kim and Chakotay have got home, but on the journey Voyager crashed into an ice planet. They try to send a message back through time to save their crewmates. Directed by Levar Burton, a terrific story and Garrett Wang as the terminally dull Harry Kim was actually pretty good for once. 9/10.

5.07 Infinite Regress

Director: David Livingston Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty Writer: Robert J. Doherty and Jimmy Diggs

More Jeri Ryan fun as Seven starts displaying a whole bunch of alternate personalities of people she assimilated as a Borg. Some comedic (A Ferengi in that catsuit with a funny walk does not look good - even on Jeri Ryan!) but others have fears about being captured and assimilated. Ryan is great and the episode is good fun. 8/10.

5.08 Nothing Human

Director: David Livingston Teleplay: Jeri Taylor

I have the image of B'Elanna being stuck in sickbay covered in a giant slug! However, from there it calls to mind the classic 'Duet' from DS9 as the Doctor calls up a Cardassian doctor Crell Moset to assist and save B'Elanna after the slug thingy attaches intself to her. However it is revealed he was a sort of Dr Mengele figure who experiemented on Bajorans, and considered by them as a war criminal. Lots of classic moral Trek questions. Really good episode. 9/10

5.09 Thirty Days

Director: Rick Kolbe Story: Scott Miller and Kenneth Biller

Rashoman style Voyager as Tom Paris recalls the events that lead to him being demoted back down to ensign. As Tom Paris episodes go, this is pretty good, as Tom gets involved in the fate of a planet unwilling to save its people. 7/10

5.10 Counterpoint

Director: Les Landau Teleplay: Michael Taylor

Kate Mulgrew's favourite is one that leaves me a bit cold. An anti-telepath race, the Devore has a team of inspectors led by Kathyk, who has a bit of a thing with Janeway. The two of them play a game of tactical chess with each other as Kashyk hunts for telepaths and Janeway tries to stay one step ahead. It's good, just not great IMO. 7/10

5.11 Latent Image

Director: Mike Vejar Story: Eileen Connors Teleplay: Joe Menosky

The Doctor discovers that his short term memory buffer has been tampered with and desperately tries to find out the person responsible.
Good set up of the mystery and interesting questions raised by it. The one problem with this intriguing episode is the resolution. We are led to believe there is a fundemental problem with the Doctor's program that they solve by.... talking? Naturally, it is also never mentioned or referred to again, so minimizing the believablity of this problem. 7/10.

5.12 Bride of Chaotica

Director: Allan Kroeker Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor

Super fun episode that explored the Captain Proton world, a black and white pastishe of the 1950s/60s Flash Gorden sci fi tv shows introduced in the season opener. Tom's holodeck Captain Proton program is mistaken by an alien race for reality so Janeway is forced to assume the role of Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People, and infiltrate Chaotica's Fortress of Doom! Everyone looks to be having an absolute blast in this one, especially Kate Mulgrew as Arachnia! Special mention to the production designers for the amazing look of this episode. 9/10.

5.13 Gravity

Director: Terry Windell Story: Jimmy Diggs Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan

A shuttle carrying Tuvok, Paris and The Doctor disappears into a collapsing sinkhole and crash lands on a deserted wasteland. While the U.S.S. Voyager tries to rescue them from this risky area of space, the away team befriends Noss, an exotic alien woman who's also trapped on the planet.
Nothing special about this one infortunately, bit of a yawn. 6/10

5.14 Bliss

Director: Cliff Bole Story: Bill Prady Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty

Seven and Tom return to Voyager with Naomi Wildman to find everyone very excited. They have found a wormhole that leads straight to the Alpha quadrant! Only Seven and Naomi appear sceptical about this amazingly fortuitous event. Of course, it IS too good to be true, although the reveal that it is all the trap of a gigantic space pitcher plant is a little unbelievable. The 'we've found a way home....oh no, wait, we haven't!' idea popped up a lot but this one worked pretty well. 8/10

5.15 & 5.16 Dark Frontier I&II

Directors: CLiff Bole and Terry Windell / Writers: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Excellent 2 part story that sees the return of the Borg Queen, this time played by Susanna Thompson. The crew are trying to steal technology from a Borg cube and plan and carry out the heist on the holodeck. However, the Borg are aware of what is going on, and the queen herself communicates with Seven. She threatens to assimilate Voyager unless Seven returns - an offer she is forced to accept. However, Janeway doesn't give up on her and goes up against the Borg Queen to get her back.
This was a terrific two-parter that also gave us more about Seven's parents and a close look inside a Borg cube! Really good episode. 9/10

5.17 The Disease

Director: David Livingston Story: Kenneth Biller Teleplay: Michael Taylor

Awfully dull! Harry falls in love and is basically told it's a disease that he must be cured of. He's not happy. YAWN! 4/10

5.18 Course: Oblivion

Director: Anson Williams Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan

Lieutenants Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres tie the knot but their holographic honeymoon is cut short by strange phenomenon and before long the crew starts to disintegrate and die! This shocking turn of events has to be a fake out - and it is! Remember the episode Demon when clones of the crew were created on that Demon planet back at the end of Season 4? Turns out to be that lot, so no Tom/B'Elanna weddine etc. However as the crumbling clones try to catch up with the real Voyager it was entertaining for a bit but it gets dafter as we go along. 7/10

5.19 The Fight

Director: Winrich Kolbe Story: Michael Taylor Teleplay: Joe Menosky

One of the dullest ever! Can't remember much of this forgettable Chakotay episode. 2/10

5.20 Think Tank

Director: Terrence O'Hara Story: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor

Jason Alexander guest stars as a weird alien who offers to help Voyager get home by using his super smart think tank. Unfortunately his price is too high - he wants Seven of Nine. When the captain rejects his offer, things turn nasty. A pretty good episode. 7/10

5.21 Juggernaut

Director: Allan Kroeker Story: Bryan Fuller Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan

The Malon appeared a few times in the latter seasons of Voyager, raising issues about climate change and eco themes. Slightly heavy handed at times but not bad. 6/10

5.22 Someone to Watch Over Me

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill Story: Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller

Voyager does Pygmalion! The Doctor is trying to help Seven with her social interactions and this week's lesson is about dating. This episode (directed by Tom Paris actor Robert Duncan McNeill) actually has a good B story too! Not much sci-fi, the human interactions are what makes this a great episode. 9/10.

5.23 11:59

Director: Ron Surma Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Joe Menosky

Not a bad idea - Janeway tells the story of her ancestor (a sort of uber fanfiction idea!) Shannon O'Donnell. Unfortunately the story of how she tried to fight for a good cause is just not that interesting. 6/10

5.24 Relativity

Directed by Nick Eastman Story: Nick Sagan Teleplay: Bryan Fuller, Nick Sagan and Michael Taylor

Time travel episodes can be hit or miss, but this one was a lot of fun! Seven has to try to catch a temporal spy who has planted a bomb at some point in Voyager's past! Lots of fun as we travel to different points in Voyager's past and Jeri Ryan gets to wear a Starfleet uniform too. 9/10

5.25 Warhead

Director: John Kretchmer Story: Brannon Braga Teleplay: Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller

After the U.S.S. Voyager receives a distress signal from an alien missile, the crew determine that it's a complex, damaged weapon with artificial intelligence and sentient consciousness. But when they beam this mysterious device aboard, it interlinks with The Doctor's program and through him, insists the U.S.S. Voyager enable it to fulfill its mission of mass destruction. Interesting idea and it works pretty well. 7/10

5.26 Equinox I

Director: David Livingston Story: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

The U.S.S. Voyager finds another Federation starship lost in the Delta Quadrant, the science vessel U.S.S. Equinox, and helps it stave off an attack by creatures from another spatial realm. But when The Doctor retrieves data from the U.S.S. Equinox research lab, Janeway learns the truth that Captain Ransom has seriously violated the Starfleet oath by commiting mass murder in the Delta Quadrant. When she strips him of his command and confines him to quarters, he and his crew manage to escape and tabke The Doctor and Seven of Nine as hostages aboard their ship.
John Savage and Titus Welliver guest star and the Equinox adds a nice touch of conflict that we expected with the Maquis right at the start. Also the shiny idealised future Trek projects is questioned by Captain Ransom - were their actions justified in being the only way to survive? Do the ends justify the means? Strong episode to end a good season. 8/10

6.01 Equinox II

Director: David Livingston
Story: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

Renegades from the Equinox reprogram the Doctor to be a killer and try to escape from the good ship Voyager and her always noble crew! Pretty good conclusion. 7/10

6.02 Survival Instinct

Director: Terry Windell
Story: Ronald D. Moore

Terrific episode as we open with Seven in full Borg outfit crash landing on a planet. The link to the collective is damaged and Seven and the other drones in her collective gradually start to regain their individuality. So how did they get reassimilated? Ronald D Moore wrote this very thought provoking and well constructed story. Jeri Ryan fab as always.9/10

6.03 Barge of the dead

Director: Mike Vejar
Story: by Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Fuller
Teleplay: Bryan Fuller

Torres confronts a dark side of her Klingon ancestry when she asks a skeptical Janeway to allow doctors to induce a coma-like experience that will allow her to aid her condemned mother who is held aboard a mythic Klingon death barge. This is not that greatest Klingon epsisode sadly. 6/10.

6.04 Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy

Director: John Bruno
Story: Bill Vallelym
Teleplay: Joe Menosky

The Doctor's daydreams take on dangerous dimensions when an alien voyeur sees those fantasies as reality. More Doctor hijinks and quite a fun one. 7/10

6.05 Alice

Director: David Livingston
Story: Juliann delayne
Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor

Paris's plans to refurbish a used shuttle create big trouble for Voyager when the shuttle's computer manipulates his mind to complete its own plans for repair. It imperils the entire crew.

6.06 Riddles

Director: Roxann Dawson
Story: Andre Bormanis
Teleplay: Robert Doherty

Janeway and a Keset agent rush to uncover why a mysterious energy force is causing Tuvok's Vulcan physiology to endure severe neurological trauma in the form of mental distress and emotional unpredictability.

6.07 Dragon's Teeth

Director: Winrich Kolbe
Story: Michael Taylor

The Voyager runs afoul of hostiles when the ship becomes enmeshed in a subspace corridor, leading to an encounter with the vengeful survivors of a devastated world who plot to hijack the ship in order to retaliate against their ancient enemies.

6.08 One Small Step

Director: Robert Picardo
Story: Mike Wollaeger and Jessica Scott

The Voyager is nearly consumed by a massive rolling ball of energy but curiosity about the rare phenomenon prompts Janeway to launch a probe to investigate and search for a missing 300-year-old U.S. spacecraft trapped inside - a risky maneuver that may cost the lives of the shuttle crew. As Voyager shadows the powerful anomaly known as the Graviton Ellipse, Seven of Nine reluctantly joins a fascinated Paris and Chakotay on the shuttle as they look for the legendary Ares Four, the command module from an early manned mission to Mars. However, once found, the attempt to retrieve the craft and its noble dead pilot proves treacherous, and the small crew must improvise if they are to return at all before the ellipse disappears again into lethal subspace.

6.09 The Voyager Conspiracy

Director: Terry Windell
Story: Joe Menosky

When Voyager encounters an alien whose space "catapult" can speed them back home, a data-overloaded Seven of Nine causes chaos when she incites a civil war then divides the crew with secret allegations of treachery and insurrection. While Janeway debates accepting the use of an alien's technology that can cut their trip back to the Alpha Quadrant by years, an earnest Seven of Nine processes accompanying information and convinces Chakotay that the captain is sabotaging the true mission of Voyager. Likewise, she privately informs Janeway of a budding rebellion, mysteriously fanning flames that threaten to tear the ship apart.

6.10 Pathfinder

Director: Mike Vejar
Story: David Zabel

In San Francisco, an obsessed former Enterprise engineer Reginald Barclay recruits Counselor Deanna Troi to help him communicate with the distant Voyager via a radically innovative system that puts him at odds with his superiors. Assigned to the Pathfinder Project, Barclay secretly creates a startlingly realistic simulated hologram of the Voyager and its lifelike crew which he believes has aided his quest to send a one-way message to the actual ship 60,000 light years away. However, his unorthodox manner and single-minded passion for the project anger his commanding officers, forcing Barclay to risk everything when he disobeys orders and tries to generate his transmission through a temporary micro-wormhole.

6.11 Fair Haven

Director: Allan Kroeker
Story: Robin Burger

Captain Janeway and her crew enjoy some hard-earned leisure time in the holographic setting of a charming Irish village where she can't help falling for a ruggedly handsome townsman - but their holiday is darkened by an approching wave of deadly neutron radiation. Created by Paris as a diversion for himself and his mates, sunny Fair Haven offers Janeway a deceptively realistic fantasy figure named Michael, whose physical and intellectual specifications are made to order for her. Soon, her attention is commanded by the trailing edge of a speedy wavefront that poses more of a threat than anyone knows.

6.12 Blink of an Eye

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont
Story: Michael Taylor
Teleplay: Scott Miller and Joe Menosky

When Voyager becomes ensnared in the orbit of a strange, primitive planet -- its energized core enables it to rapidly develop into a society with warp technology. So Janeway briefly transports The Doctor to the alien world, only to learn that the presence of Voyager has inspired invention among the society, which without warning, aims its own weapons at Voyager.

6.13 Virtuoso

Director: Les Landau
Story: Raf Green and Kenneth Biller

The Doctor's ego soars when Voyager engages an advanced but arrogant race which is entranced by the medical officer's passable singing talent, granting him instant rock-star status that tempts him to leave the ship for his legions of fans. Janeway and the crew are perplexed by the effect that The Doctor's voice and variety of song selections have on such a superior alien culture as the Qomar. Millions of them mob his concerts, countless ``fan mail'' messages arrive and groupies abound, but one particular female Qomar catches the good Doctor's eye, and he ponders resigning his commission to stay behind.

6.14 Memorial

Director: Allan Kroeker
Story: Brannon Braga and Robin Bernheim

Post-traumatic stress disorder is pervasive after Chakotay and his shuttle crew begin hallucinating -- convinced they participated in a massacre on an alien world.

6.15 Tsunkatse

Director: Mike Vejar
Story: Kenneth Biller, Robert J. Doherty and Gannon Kenney
Teleplay: Robert J. Doherty

Tuvok and Seven get captured by a character named Penk. Tuvok is pretty badly injured, and Seven is forced to fight in their "pit fighter" type of game called Tsunkatse to save Tuvok's life.

6.16 Collective

Director: Allison Liddi
Story:Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Teleplay: Michael Taylor

Chakotay, Kim, Paris and Neelix are taken hostage when the Delta Flyer is captured by a Borg Cube. The Borg will return the crewmembers in exchange for Voyager's navigational deflector. However, Voyager will be unable to go to warp without it. Seven of Nine tells Captain Janeway that the Borg most likely want Voyager's deflector in order to contact the Collective because their own is damaged. While stalling the Borg, Janeway tells them that she is sending Seven over to make sure that her crewmembers are unharmed. Aboard the Borg Cube, Seven discovers that it is manned by neonatal Drones, or children. The children insist that the Borg will come for them once their link is re-established. Because Voyager cannot give up its deflector, Janeway offers Seven's services in repairing the Cube's technology. One of the Borg children tells Janeway that she has exactly two hours before one of the hostages dies. While speaking with the Borg children, Seven tries to jostle their memories in hopes that they will turn away from the Collective and come aboard Voyager.

6.17 Spirit Folk

Director: David Livingston
Story: Bryan Fuller

Problems begin to arise when Voyager runs a Holodeck program non-stop. Characters within the holographic re-creation of Fair Haven become suspicious of the Voyager crew when they begin to notice strange, otherworldly happenings. The city of Fair Haven is set within 19th century Ireland. After several incidents in which Fair Haven residents observe Voyager crew members use 24th century technology, the townsfolk gather and exchange the similar stories. \npar As the townsfolk begin to recognize that their existance is not what it seems to be, the safety of anyone from Voyager visiting Fair Haven is at risk.

6.18 Ashes to Ashes

Director: Terry Windell
Story: Ronald Wilkerson
Teleplay: Robert Doherty

A transmission from a rogue alien ship reveals dead starship crew member to be alive, asking for immediate sanctuary aboard Voyager and an old friendship becomes a love affair while alien genes affect the future.

6.19 Child's Play

Director: David Livingston
Story: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

The oldest of the Borg children is reunited with his parents -- to Seven of Nine's dismay, since she has grown fond of him. As it turns out, the child is a living time bomb infected with the pathogen that killed the adult drones. Voyager must decide whether to interfere by returning for him.

6.20 Good Shepherd

Director: Winrich Kolbe
Teleplay: Dianna Gitto, Joe Menosky
Story: Dianna Gitto

Janeway shepherds three troubled crew members on a short mission away from Voyager to help them adjust to the demands of their jobs and recognize the constraints of their personalities. But an unexpected attack threatens their lives, demanding that all four work in full interaction and complete unity in order to survive.

6.21 Live Fast and Prosper

Director: Levar Burton
Teleplay: Robin Burger

A band of Delta Quadrant con-artists have stumbled across the greatest scam of their careers: impersonating Captain Janeway and her senior officers Chakotay and Tuvok. Using their new identities, they move from system to system engaging in a series of lucrative deceptions. Eventually, the real Captain Janeway and her crew are blamed for these deceptions when the con artists do not deliver the goods as promised. Ultimately, the Voyager crew must either bring the imposters to justice, or pay for their crimes.

6.22 Muse/h3> Director: Mike Vejar
Story: Joe Menosky

Torres becomes the obsession of a well-meaning alien poet who uses her Voyager stories as inspiration for his theatrical work.

6.23 Fury

Director: John Bruno
Story: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga
Teleplay: Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor

Kes returns a vengeful woman bent on destroying Janeway and Voyager. Using her advanced mental abilities, Kes journeys into the past, intent on delivering the crew into the hands of one of their earliest and most dangerous enemies, the Vidiians who crave human body parts.

6.24 Life Line

Director: Terry Windell
Story: Robert Picardo and John Bruno
Teleplay: Robert Doherty and Raf Green and Brannon Braga

The Doctor transmits his program back to the Alpha Quadrant in order to save the life of his creator, Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, with the help of Reginald Barclay and Deanna Troi.

6.25 The Haunting of Deck Twelve

Director: David Livingston
Story: Mike Sussman Teleplay: Mike Sussman and Kenneth Biller and Bryan Fuller

Neelix, in charge of pacifying the Borg children when lights on the ship flicker and fail, lets his imagination run wild and turns reality into a fantastic but utterly believable story which mesmerizes the children into believing that a ghost actually dwells on Deck Twelve. As Neelix tells it, months ago an electromagnetic lifeform took possession of the ship, shutting down all life support systems, while trying to communicate with Janeway its need to return to the nebula from which it came. Area by area was cordoned off by an invisible force field, and injected with poisonous gas, while the captain set up an emergency command post in the Engineering Room.

6.26 Unimatrix Zero I

Director: Allan Kroeker
Story: Mike Sussman
Teleplay: Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky

An enclave of Borg drones create a virtual escape, a paradise of freedom and nature, which they enter mentally through their regeneration cycles, but which vanishes from memory when they awake. Janeway recognizes this mutation as a potential crevice through which Borg resistance may be encouraged - and with Seven of Nine embarks on an undercover entry into the Borg transponder to plant a target virus.

7.01 Unimatrix Zero (2)

Writer: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Director: Mike Vejar

The away team must infiltrate the Borg Collective and execute their plan to undermine them, even though it may destroy Unimatirix Zero forever. Seven's Borg rebellion continues. Janeway, Tuvok and B'Ellana are assimilated by the Borg trying to get closer to help the drones. It's fine, but not the strongest 2 parter. I wasn't a fan of the various attempts to find Seven love this year. 7/10

7.02 Imperfection

Writer: Carleton Eastlake, Robert Doherty
Director: David Livingston

Seven's life is at risk when her cortical implant - essential for regulating her implants and balancing them with her human physiology - starts to degrade. As Captain Janeway and the Doctor try to come up with a way to help her, Icheb realises he may have to take matters into his own hands. One of my very favourite episodes of the series! Seven's cortical node is failing and she faces death, something Janeway is not happy about. Ichep is useful for once in the resolution but this is an emotional episode featuring so many great moments. Loved the Janeway/Seven moments and the lovely Seven/B'Elanna scene too. 9/10

7.03 Drive

Writer: Michael Taylor
Director: Michael Taylor

Paris and Kim enter a race that symbolises a peace treaty between four warring races. Meanwhile, B'Elanna fears that she and Tom aren't meant to be together. The Tom/B'Elanna pairing was one that they developed nicely on the show. This one was a strong episode for them. 7/10.

7.04 Repression

Writer: Mark Haskell Smith
Director: Winrich Kolbe

Former members of the Maquis fall victim to a spate of mysterious attacks on board Voyager. Tuvok is placed in charge of the investigations, and soon makes some remarkable discoveries. Vulcan + Maquis = a pretty ho hum episode! 5/10.

7.05 Critical Care

Writer: James Kahn Director: Terry Windell

The Doctor is abducted from Voyager and forced to work in a hospital where patients are treated based on their social status. Usually episodes with the Doctor are a fun romp. I am much less convinced by Robert Picardo in melodramatic roles. Light comedy is far more his thing. This ep is a pretty heavy one, and rather heavy-handed too. 6/10.

7.06 Inside Man

Writer: Robert Doherty
Director: Allan Kroeker

A hologram of Reginald Barclay arrives in a data stream with plans to get Voyager home within three days, by travelling through a "geodesic fold". However, the Doctor soon becomes suspicious of the holographic Barclay's behaviour. Reg Barclay pops up a few times on Voyager, and we also get Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi for the third and last time - a treat for TNG fans. This one is a lot of fun as the Barclay on Voyager is a Ferengi plant while the one of Earth is the victim of a scam. Very enjoyable. 8/10.

7.07 Body And Soul

Writer: Eric Morris, Phyllis Strong, Mike Sussman
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Seven is forced to hide The Doctor's program by downloading him into her implants, when the Delta Flyer comes under attack from the Lokirrim. Meanwhile, on Voyager, Tuvok enters Pon Farr. Super boring Tuvok story, but one of the most fun Seven/Doctor episodes as Jeri Ryan gets to impersonate Robert Picardo! A change of pace for her and clearly director McNeill knows how to handle his fellow actors! 8/10.

7.08 Nightingale

Writer: Andre Bormanis
Director: LeVar Burton

While searching for dilithium, the Delta Flyer, under Harry's command, comes to the aid of a ship under attack. Believing them to be on a humanitarian mission, Harry convinces Janeway to allow him to captain the medical transport to its homeworld. Can't remember anything except I always skip this one on re-watches! 4/10.

7.09 Flesh And Blood (1)

Writer: Bryan Fuller
Director: Mike Vejar

Voyager receives a distress call from a Hirogen training facility, where their holographic prey have become too cunning and dangerous for the hunters. Voyager establishes a tentative alliance with the Hirogen in order to disable the holograms, while the Doctor finds himself becoming sympathetic to their cause. 6/10

7.10 Flesh And Blood (2)

Writer: Raf Green, Kenneth Biller
Director: David Livingston

The renegade holograms abduct B'Elanna in hopes that she will be able to make their field generators fully functional. Meanwhile, Voyager secretly trails two Hirogen ships as they attempt to track and hunt down the holograms, in order to rescue B'Elanna.
Most Voyager 2 parters are really good - often some of their best episodes. This one didn't quite do it for me. The Doctor's development and decision making just wasn't that thrilling. 6/10

7.11 Shattered

Writer: Michael Taylor
Director: Terry Windell

After Voyager passes near a spatial rift, Chakotay is injured in Engineering, leaving his body in a state of temporal flux. After receiving treatment in sickbay, he inadvertently gains the ability to pass through rifts in time that are scattered throughout the ship, enabling him to walk into different stages of Voyager's history over the past seven years.
Time rifts that allow us to see Voyager in other times (See also Relativity) work pretty well and this one is not exactly original but is fun and enjoyable. Chakotay gets something to do for once! 7/10.

7.12 Lineage

Writer: James Kahn
Director: Peter Lauritson

Tom and B'Elanna are overjoyed to learn that they are going to have a baby. However, after learning that the child will have dominant Klingon features, B'Elanna begins to experience upsetting flashbacks of her own difficult childhood. B'Elanna's baby was a nice on-going story during Voyager's final season. Unfortunately the trope of a lot of series of pairing up main characters in later years led to the horrible Seven/Chakotay romance. However, Tom and B'Elanna were a much more believable and plausible couple. B'Elanna's ongoing problems with her Klingon side continue to be a good source of drama. 7/10.

7.13 Repentance

Writer: Robert Doherty
Director: Mike Vejar

Voyager is forced to evaluate their ethical beliefs, as well as those of an alien criminal justice system, when they rescue a Nygean prison warden, and his prisoners scheduled to be executed. A typical Star Trek issues episode that does an ok job, but nothing especially memorable, Jeff Kober is a guest star who usually does a good job. (He'll always be Rack, Willow's magical drug pusher on Buffy for me!) 6/10.

7.14 Prophecy

Writer: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
Director: Terry Windell

Voyager encounters a group of nomadic Klingons aboard a generational ship. These Klingons left the Alpha Quadrant over 80 years earlier, in search of a saviour who would one day lead them to a new homeworld, and their leader believes that Tom and B'Elanna's unborn child is this saviour.
A much LESS successful Klingon episode, this one is a bit of a slog and is pretty daft. 5/10.

7.15 The Void

Writer: James Kahn
Director: Mike Vejar

Voyager is pulled into an empty layer of subspace where ships are forced to attack each other and steal supplies for survival. Voyager's only hope for survival lies in forming alliances with other ships who wish to escape "the Void".
An unremarkable episode but not terrible. There's a recommendation! 6/10.

7.16 Workforce (1)

Writer: Kenneth Biller, Bryan Fuller
Director: Allan Kroeker

When Chakotay, Kim and Neelix return from an away mission, they find Voyager abandoned, with only the Doctor on board. Meanwhile, the crew have unwittingly become part of an alien workforce, while their memories of Voyager have been erased.
Back to much better 2 parters! Great opening as we meet the new workers at a factory - including Janeway, Tuvok and Seven. The alternate lives our characters lead is really enjoyable and gives something different for the actors to do. 8/10.

7.17 Workforce (2)

Writer: Kenneth Biller, Michael Taylor
Director: Roxann Dawson

Chakotay must convince Janeway and the other crew members of their past lives on Voyager. Matters are complicated when Chakotay is exposed and taken for interrogation.
The actual mechanics of why this is the best way to recruit workers for these aliens makes no sense - surely placing an advert or offering a decent wage would be better! However, this was a really good story. Janeway gets to have a little romance and Chakotay gets to be the hero! 8/10.

7.18 Human Error

Writer: Brannon Braga, Andre Bormanis
Director: Allan Kroeker

When Seven tries to perfect her social skills on the holodeck, her hobby quickly becomes an obsession, leading her to neglect her duties.
As I said above, the Seven/Chakotay romance was not something I was a fan of at all. There has been no spark between them in the slightest over the years and it seems more a pairingof convenience - Seven needs a lover and all the other guys are too young (Harry), taken (Tom, Tuvok), or non-human (Doctor, Neelix) Of course, there was always Janeway....! I guess Captains don't get love interests. Anyway, this episode just made no sense. Seven would never get this distracted or be so bad at her job.! 3/10.

7.19 Q2

Writer: Robert Doherty
Director: LeVar Burton
When Q's son becomes reckless and uncontrollable, Q places him in Captain Janeway's care for a week.
The return of Q and John DeLancie's son Keegan as Q's son! Unfortunately, he's a bit of a Wesley Crusher - an annoying teenager who teams up with Icheb and learns a life lesson.. yawn! Not terrible, but not great. 6/10.

7.20 Author, Author

Writer: Phyllis Strong, Mike Sussman
Director: David Livingston

A means of direct communication is established with Voyager allowing each crew member to speak with family and friends. The Doctor sends a holo-novel for publication based on a lost starship with a doctor who is treated like a slave, which causes controversy among the members of the ship.
The Doctor's alternate depictions of the crew are amusing (love the moustache on Tom!) but the revisiting of hologram rights (reminscent of the Data TNG episodes) is a bit cliched. 7/10.

7.21 Friendship One

Writer: Bryan Fuller, Michael Taylor
Director: Mike Vejar

With regular communications to the Alpha Quadrant established, Starfleet sends a mission to Voyager: retrieve a 21st Century probe sent from Earth called "Friendship One". Once the probe is located on a nearby planet the away team is shocked to learn of the impact it has made. Fairly standard Voyager episode where the crew try to help a species in need. Meh. 5/10.

7.22 Natural Law

Writer: James Kahn
Director: Terry Windell

A strange energy barrier causes Chakotay and Seven's shuttle to crash on a planet inhabited by extremely primitive aliens. As we are building to a Seven/Chakotay romance, I guess the writers thought they should actually share some screen time having had no interaction of note for years! The episode is super dull though. 4/10.

7.23 Homestead

Writer: Raf Green
Director: LeVar Burton

When Voyager discovers a settlement of oppressed Talaxians living on an asteroid, Neelix feels compelled to help them. As he spends time with his people and starts to forge relationships with them, he faces a very difficult decision.
You know the end is nigh when the crew start leaving! Neelix was never one of the crew needing to get home as he is a Delt quadrant native so finding him a place to settle makes sense. The episode lays the groundwork for the final episodes with more Starfleet links as the crew celelbrate first contact day but isn't the most thrilling one. 6/10.

7.24 Renaissance Man

Writer: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
Director: Mike Vejar

The Doctor must impersonate various crew members when Captain Janeway is abducted and held hostage for Voyager's warp core.
This is a lot of fun! The actors get to be very out of character as the Doctor impersonates them - often quite badly! Robert Picardo is really good, especially in the final few scenes when he thinks he is dying and comes up with a bunch of deathbed confessions - including his love for Seven! Fun! 8/10.

7.25 & 7.26 Endgame 1 and 2

Writer: Kenneth Biller, Brannon Braga, Robert Doherty
Director: Allan Kroeker

After a decades-long journey to reach the Alpha Quadrant, Admiral Kathryn Janeway makes a bold decision to change the past in an attempt to undo the toll taken on the crew during their arduous journey home. This series finale is an excellent ending that features the return of the Borg Queen (Alice Krige taking back the role from Susanna Thompson) and an aged up Kate Mulgrew as Admiral Janeway who is determined to travel back in time to save Seven. Unfortunately the Seven/Chakotay romance is pushed on us again but we also get the birth of Tom and B'Elanna's daughter during the trip home. The time travelling and the Borg stuff are plot devices that are a bit cumbersome but it was nice that they did get home by this final episode. 8/10.

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